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Organization: Valley Water (previously known as Santa Clara Valley Water District)
Date Posted: 1/13/2020
Date Needed: 1/13/2020
City: San Jose
Location: California
Country: United States
Primary Category: Admin/Budget/Financial
Salary: $9,673.73 monthly
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 5-10 years

Description & Details

The Grants Administrator manages Santa Clara Valley Water District's (Valley Water) grant seeking activities and administers post-award compliance in coordination with various internal and external stakeholders. This position manages Valley Water's central grants portfolio, comprised of various local, state and federal grants valued at more than $30 million in FY 2020, and is responsible for financial administration and reporting related to grants. The Grants Administrator is responsible for identifying grant opportunities to grow the portfolio and actively prioritizes, plans and completes deliverables to maximize Valley Water's Grants Program effectiveness. The Grants Administrator provides leadership and assists with the development, implementation, evaluation and audit of grants, ensures grant expenditures are within the awarded level and reconciles grant financial activity. Additionally, the Grants Administrator develops policies and procedures, leads the planning and implementation of strategic priorities and goals established by Valley Water's Board of Directors and executive management in compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. This position will also directly supervise professional staff and will report to the Treasury and Debt Officer.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Researching, preparing, and administering grants, requests for proposals, and related contracts for various programs.
  • Negotiating terms and conditions of grant awards to include costs, schedules, and oversight responsibilities.
  • Preparing, processing, issuing, and tracking grants awards and compliance with reporting requirements.
  • Conducting resolution of audit findings or monitoring audit resolution in partnership with resolution officials.
  • Conducting post-award reviews and analyses to identify management, financial, and administrative issues.
  • Designing, developing, and implementing grants management policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Performing final review of completed awards, making appropriate adjustments or disallowances, and processing close-outs; and ensuring compliance with all regulatory and legal requirements.
  • Monitoring proposed/enacted legislation for impacts on the grants program.
  • Providing leadership and management of professional staff within the Grants program. 

How to Apply / Contact

Closing Date for Applications: January 26, 2020

For detailed information regarding requirements and qualifications for this opening and to apply online, please see the job posting by clicking on the following link: